Monday is breaking with a spring-like dawn in the 24/680 – the birds high and searching, people we met saying “Good mornin'” like they meant it.
Action on or near the freeways in Orinda and San Ramon yesterday as a man politely declined an invitation to chat with officers by running away from them on Altarinda Road – officers so hurt by his refusal that they called in more police, a helicopter and a dog for him to play with. Still no go as he remained at large after an extensive search in Orinda Sunday afternoon.
And San Ramon PD found themselves similarly engaged Sunday after a short, breathtakingly slow-speed chase down I-680 towards Dublin. COP HUMOR: Q: “When do your fellow drivers report you for driving suspiciously on I-680?” A: “When you’re driving under 75…” Driver in that case was arrested.
And action on the culinary front – Roadhouse-style, no Swayze – as Joel Gott announced he was bringing his venerable burger restaurant to Walnut Creek, with that news stirring up almost as much of a clamor as those quakes we were having under San Ramon a while back.
Off The Freeways And Into The Markets: We’ll steer clear of the stock market this morning, which is bouncing back a little after an indecisive couple of weeks, and venture out into the local Farmers Markets – which supplied us with everything from table flowers to pot stickers yesterday and, hmmm boy, those little suckers fried up nicely with the stir fry last night. Fresh veggies – prevents scurvy, you know…
We’ve left the NEWS24/680 Sopwith back in the hanger and saddled up old Dollar for our foray into the Suburban Prairie Lands Monday, bringing the dog along to keep us company.
There’s a whole dang week splayed out in front of us there, pahdnuhs, who knows what we’re going to find?